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“We had a chance to make that change just before the Christmas holidays for Tyler,” coach Mike Krzyzewski told the media following Duke’s win Sunday over Penn “Then over the Christmas holidays we evaluated and Quinn physically is better able to do that than he was even at the start of the regular season. He’s gotten stronger. His knees are better. He’s in better shape. He’s had more reps. So we wanted in these two games to take a look at alternating them.
“When we keep a fresh guy there we can push the ball and pressure the ball. Against these two opponents it worked well and we’ll see if it continues to work well. It is a different take than we’ve had the last few years. I think what you have to do is you have to adjust to your personnel, and we’re trying to learn about our personnel.
“But Quinn is playing great. Tyler is playing really well, too. Quinn is a natural point guard. Tyler can play both. Tyler is just a really good leader. The guys like playing with Quinn because he passes, and when he passes he sees you in places where other people have a hard time seeing you.”